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The Commonwealth recently announced (click here to access the press release) the selection of a vendor for the Resource Information and Services Enterprise – or RISE PA – the upcoming statewide resource and referral tool. When fully implemented, anyone in Pennsylvania will be able to access this tool from their personal computers, tablets, and mobile [...]
New recording from OCDEL shares guidance for operating child cares COVID-19. For child care centers: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkQHMphWKlU For family child care centers: www.youtube.com/watch?v=av8iUzDqNbo Get more info at www.pakeys.org/ece-coronavirus-resources, the section Guidance for Schools and Child Cares.
PENNSYLVANIA CORE KNOWLEDGE COMPETENCIES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD AND SCHOOL-AGE PROFESSIONALS The Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies for Early Childhood and School-Age Professionals (formerly known as the Core Body of Knowledge) is an essential component of Pennsylvania's professional development system. It identifies a set of content areas that help define the knowledge expectations for professionals in settings within [...]
Let’s Talk Quality! A Blog about Program Quality Assessment in PA www.letstalkqualitypa.com Reach the blog team at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments. PROGRAM OBSERVATION IN STARS The Environment Rating Scales (ERS) and Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) are observation-based assessment tools used to evaluate the quality of early childhood programs. The tools have been tested for [...]
QUICK LINKS Click here to login to The PD Registry. Early Learning Professionals & Program Directors: Find resources, tipsheets, and the Professional Development Plan here. PQAS Instructors & Professional Development Organizations (PDOs): Find resources and tipsheets here. Career Pathway: Find resources and tipsheets here. Foreign Degree Evaluation Reimbursement: Find application and resources here. PQAS Application: [...]
The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. The CDA Credential is based on a core set of competency standards, which guide ECE professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of [...]
New CDA Cohorts While PDOs Implement in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is implementing statewide Professional Development Organizations (PDOs). PDOs will specialize in access to credit-bearing coursework and credentials for the early childhood education (ECE) workforce. Shippensburg University and Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) were selected as the PDOs in [...]
Now Offering Refunds of Director Credential and/or School-Age Professional Credential Application Fee(s)
In recognition of the hardships and challenges of the last year, the Pennsylvania Key is offering an opportunity to receive a one-time refund of the application fee for any Director Credentials and School-Age Professional Credentials earned between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. To apply for this refund, select the appropriate credential below and [...]
The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has begun the planning process with the regional Professional Development Organizations (PDOs). The PDOs were created to coordinate and facilitate access to credit-bearing coursework and credentials for the early childhood education (ECE) workforce. Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) was selected for the Philadelphia and Southeast (Bucks, [...]